So what does it actually look like when I’m working from home with three kids? I get messages all the time from people in Shift University asking me how I get so much work done when it seems like I’m so busy.
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First things first – you never know what’s going on behind social media. I never want to paint this picture that everything is perfect. We have lots of tough days. I have lots of days where I’m struggling to get work done.
Today I’m sharing my three part system to get more work done in two hours or less a day. This process helps me focus on what I need to get done in the course of the day, and I give myself a little grace with everything else. I believe that you do not need to work tons of hours to get to a place of success in your business. You don’t need to be hustling all the time. My life and my kids always come first. If I’m not enjoying my life, if I’m not enjoying what I’m doing, then what’s the point of being in this business? I really want you to know that you don’t need to work all of time, especially at the beginning of your business.
If you are feeling short on time with a massively long to do this, here are my secrets.
The number one problem that people have is sitting in their comfort zones. This might be tough love, but busywork tasks are things like spending hours on social media or doing exactly what you know is not going to move your business forward. If you’re short on time and you want to grow your business, then you need to do activities every day that are going to get you outside of your comfort zone.
It is going to get uncomfortable. It’s going to make you feel like you are struggling and you may be questioning what you’re doing and you may wish that you could go back to scrolling on Instagram.
I’ve been there! I used to sit on Instagram all day before I had kids, but now I’ve been able to grow my business because I’m a mom, not despite of it. Becoming a mom has made me a super implementer because I don’t have time not to be. When I feel like I’m sitting in safe tasks in my inbox, I give myself a quick reality check and I say, “Do I want to be comfortable or do I want to help more people?”.
Once I decide that I want to help more people, I focus on impact tasks.
Your impact tasks are your things that you need to do to move your business forward. They are things that specifically generate profit. There are three categories of impact tasks that I focus on: mindset, connection, and growth.
Working on my mindset is in my category of impact tasks because it keeps me in check and it keeps me focused on an abundance mindset. It keeps me focused on happiness, joy and serving my people to my highest degree possible.
Don’t know how to work on your mindset? You can journal, or practice gratitude. You can wake up and say all the things you’re thankful for. You can listen to free videos on youtube or listen to podcasts. You can read books (I like “You Are A Badass” by Jen Sincero) and/ or meditate. All of these things can be for free! I recommend doing this for a minimum of 10 minutes a day but remember, it’s what can fit into your life. I just want you to make it a habit to start somewhere.
Part 2: Connection
By connecting with audience members or clients that I already have, I strengthen my business. I like to be intentional about my connection. I do so by setting aside some time, setting a timer and speaking directly to who I want to reach. You’ll be surprised at how much you get done in 10-15 minutes.
Part 3: Growth
This is growth related to your audience or growth related to profit. If you’re really short on time, you want to focus on profit until you can go back to audience growth. The reason for that is because, especially when you’re just starting out and you want to find a way to quit your full time job or hire childcare for your kids, you need to focus on making money. We talk about this in Shift University, especially with the local leverage method.
So if you want to be focusing on money growth, you need to do those impact activities that tie to money every single day. I’ll tell you that these can be the most uncomfortable. This usually involves outreach, pitching yourself, emailing people, getting on the phone, making phone calls, showing up at local events, giving talks, doing demos. I understand it’s out of your comfort zone, but it’s exactly how we grow.
Growth for your community can involve your email list and writing tranformational content for your people.
To motivate yourself, think about where you want to be in a year from now.
Think about how much time can you devote to each category of impact tasks. Is it 10 minutes each? Is it 20 minutes each? I would focus on mindset growth, and then community so you can really get outside of your comfort zone. You’re going to see major movement in your business and then you can focus on growth.
Do this every single day for the next 30 days, and then I want you to tell me how much progress you’ve seen. Where can you find me? Get on the waitlist for Shift University. I can’t wait to see you inside that community because I know you are ready.